Health Research BC will increase focus on research opportunities delivering solutions for BC’s foremost challenges.
BC researchers now have a tool to improve collaboration with Indigenous communities.
Health Research BC and Mitacs invite research trainees and BC-based companies to take part in a new internship program.
This high-level review of BC’s health research system identifies current strengths and areas of opportunity to build a stronger health research system.
We consulted with investigators, trial participants, funders, life sciences companies, health system policymakers and more to create a vision for clinical trials in British Columbia.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency.
Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.
The BC SUPPORT (Support for People & Patient-Oriented Research & Trials) Unit supports, patient-oriented research throughout BC to answer research questions that matter to patients and improve health care.
Clinical Trials BC supports clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure a world-class destination for clinical trials. Focusing on infrastructure and capacity building with a collaborative approach, we enable clinical trial excellence across British Columbia.
Research Ethics BC supports a province-wide, harmonized system for research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution. Our harmonized ethics review model co-created with BC health research partners, is now in use by all BC health authorities, most research universities, and many colleges.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency. We are working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination continues to guide us.
As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver office is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Through a partnership with Mitacs, the program provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a placement at a life sciences company in order to gain business skills within the sector.
Applications are now open for:
21 February 2024
With sadness, Health Research BC acknowledges that Dr. Doug Cochrane, a board member until very recently, has passed away.
16 February 2024
Health Research BC will increase focus on research opportunities delivering solutions for BC's foremost challenges.
15 February 2024
Do online doctors provide safe advice? Ross Duncan and researchers wanted to find out.